Monday, May 29, 2017

Thanks for Everything Sunflower

Good morning! Dropping by today with another card using goodies from the Cherished release from Simon Says Stamp - I love this summery sunflower from the Summer Flowers stamp set, and it was a blast to watercolor!


I just took my time with this image and kept layering on my watercolors, starting with very soft colors and slowly building the color. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Messages - one of the best new sentiment stamp sets I've seen in a while! Love it! Added some pattern paper to the top and bottom and a bit of machine stitching to tie it all together!


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

You Are Brilliant!

Good morning! Dropping by today with another card using goodies from the Cherished release from Simon Says Stamp - I used a couple dies and a fabulous new sentiment stamp set that I am in love with!


First off I die cut the Floral Sparkle Die from white cardstock and backed it with some pretty bright yellow paper from a 6x6 paper pad. I then die cut it with another new favorite die set - Wonky Rectangles. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Messages - the perfect sentiment stamp set to say just about anything!


I trimmed a little strip out of the top of the rectangle die cut, then mounted the two pieces on a piece of green Lawn Fawn plaid pattern paper and wrapped some twine around the hole thing to tie in that space. This was the best part - I filled in each of the holes with Glossy Accents (it looks like stained glass!) and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the center of the solid sparkles in the die. Such a fun and sparkly effect!


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Friday, May 26, 2017

Unity and MISTI Blog Hop

Good morning! Super excited to be part of a HUGE and FABULOUS Blog Hop with the Unity Stamp Company and MISTI Design Teams! TONS of inspiration - this is a super picture heavy post just so you are fairly warned. There is also a giveaway for those who leave comments along the hop.



Everyone who leaves comments on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner's choice of an Original or Mini MISTI. Please leave comments by May 30th at noon Central to be eligible. Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and My Sweet Petunia Blogs on May 31st.



There are so many wonderful ways to use your MISTI with your Unity Stamps - I've highlighted a couple with some Quick Tip videos to share today - I have a couple past videos you can see HERE and HERE if you are looking for more inspiration.



Here is the video showing how using both my Original and Mini Misti helped me quickly put this set together - as well as be able to layer the embossing for a seamless card front:



This is the card I did in the video - after the video, and once I finished the other color combos, I added some splashes of water and of gold watercolor and die cut with a simple rectangle die.



Here is a closer look at each of the color combos I did - so much fun playing with distress inks and color combos! Makes me so happy!







I love how all together they look like a pile of different colors of sherbet...yummy!



And for the next technique, I also used the brand new Mirror Stamping Tool - so many fun techniques I'm looking forward to trying with this!


Here is a closer look:



I love that I was able to use both backgrounds. No waste, and two cards for the same effort - perfection!


This technique worked very well with distress oxide inks. I would imagine pigment inks would also work well - not sure about dye inks as I haven't attempted that yet!


The fun color combos with this are endless as well!


Here is the entire blog hop list in case you get lost along the way - you are almost at the beginning!

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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